Monday, July 02, 2012

I'm a Crafty Biznitch

Not sure whether I'm bored or just wanted to feel productive today. A huge rain storm just blew through Maine a bit ago so while I wait for my shirts to set I decided to make a holder for my cell phone when it's plugged in. I think I stumbled a how to or a picture of this a few days ago (I can't remember) but it looked easy enough. Given the small space in the van I tend to have wires running everywhere. From my netbook to the outlet and my tv (I use it as a monitor). Also from my cell phone to the outlet when it's plugged in.

This means I trip over stuff - a lot. Anyone who knows me will likely tell you that I am one of the top 5 least graceful people on this planet so any chance I have of giving myself one less object to fall over - well I jump at the chance.

I'm glad to say no injuries were sustained during the making of this project.

What I used:
Empty toilet bowl cleaner bottle. Label removed and cleaned out really, really well (the white bottle in the pic)
Rhino tape
Too small tank top

Cut the top off the bottle and measure your phone against the bottle. Cut around it but be sure to leave a long enough tab for your charger to fit into and still plug in.

Sand the entire bottle once you get it to the shape that you want. This gets rid of the sharp edges and makes the tape stick better.

Cut the front of the tank top off and use the rhine tap to attach it to the bottle (yes those are my webbed toes in the pic)

Once you have the outside covered you can cut out a circle or oval or whatever shape the bottom of your bottle is to cover the rough edges where the shirt had to pull together to glue on. You can also cut out some fabric and attach it to the inside to cushion it a bit.

I haven't done it yet but I'm going to finish mine off with a bit of red fabric ribbon (once I find some I like) but the holder is perfectly usable in this condition.

1 comment:

  1. That's such a neat idea! I'm going to try it for the outlet I use for my phone at home. I usually just set the phone on my recliner, and I'm afraid of ass breakage.